A Matter of Balance/ Volunteer Lay Leader Innovation Readiness Assessment
Thank you for your interest in the Partnership for Healthy Aging’s “A Matter of Balance/ Volunteer Lay Leader” program. A Matter of Balance is a training intervention designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. It focuses on practical coping strategies and a variety of activities that address physical, social and cognitive factors affecting falls.
The Volunteer Lay Leader Model utilizes trained volunteers, called coaches, to conduct classes to achieve these results. Each series of classes consists of eight two-hour sessions for groups of 8 to 12 participants. To learn more about A Matter of Balance, visit the Partnership for Healthy Aging’s website at
In the following survey, you will be responding to questions to help determine your organization’s readiness to adopt the Matter of Balance/Volunteer Lay Leader program. It should take about 30 minutes to complete, and you will receive a readiness report via e-mail following completion. You’ll need to provide some basic organizational information, such as your staff and volunteer numbers, and languages spoken by your clients, so you may want to have records that will enable you to respond at hand. Please remember to answer the survey questions from the perspective of your organization, not your personal perspective.